Cane And Ebel | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry, but with a creamy touch of Thai Palm Sugar and the spicy tang of Rye, all balanced by loads of the wackiest new Hops we could lay our hands on. Yep, it’s an Orignal. And that’s no Sin.

IBU: 68

Added by murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
634
Ratings:
1,672
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
17.4%
 
 
Wants:
175
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228
For Trade:
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Photo of merlin48
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle pours a nicely carbonated, hazed amber brown body topped by a two finger beige head. Excellent retention and plenty of patchy lacing on the glass.

Big aroma of spicy rye, pine and grapefruit hops, and some dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied, with zesty carbonation.

Very tasty, with a spicy rye edge to a firm hops bitterness that is grapefruit and pine. A hint of chocolate adds to the caramel and toffee maltiness that balances so very well. Creamy and full flavored from beginning to end.

Excellent construction here has produced a very tasty rye ale that I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys a touch of rye malt.

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Photo of socon67
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark amber color with a thick foam that laces in tan clumps.

S - Strong scent of spicy rye hits the nose. This is about as robust a rye beer has smelled. There is also a lingering smell of earthy hops in the background.

T - Fresh blast of rye and spicy herbs. The base of this beer is quite malty. Overall is comes off as a rich, full-flavored rye beer.

M - Easily sessionable, and with a punch. The rye & spicy notes stay with you for a while.

O - Easily my favorite rye to date. If you are looking to pack some kick with comfort food, this is a great option. I would make an effort to get this again. Thankfully its readily available.

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Photo of uberez8
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had (and often have) at the two brothers brewery after an exquisite tour. Was very excited to finally have it on tap, at the source no less and was more than pleased. Exceptional appearance and smell coming out, perfect reddish caramel color with a good sweet smell with a hint of rye and a nice two finger, foamy white head. The taste was even better, an intense citrus hop flavor at first followed by a sweet, smooth malt finish. Well balanced, neither too bitter nor too sweet with a good rye tone through out it. Can't recommend this beer enough.
I really do wish it was getting more attention then their Domain Dupage, which although almost as good, does not have the unique personality and flavor to itself like this beer does.

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Photo of Franchise
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark red with a clear body leaving a thin white lace for a head. The smell is spicy hops, citrus, earthy bread tones, and finishes with a sugar cane taste that is very apparent. The taste is sweet, it starts with a bitter hop bite that is smooth and balanced with the cane sweetness and a cereal undertone this is a very interesting beer one that is easily one of my favorite rye beers. The combination of rye and hops is fantastic, I hope this brew is here to stay.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decent initial head and lacing, but not exceptional. Smell is hoppy with some rye undertones.

Nice hoppiness with some pale maltiness and slight caramel undertones, some rye undertones as well. A nice beer. Very balanced. A delight.

Mouthfeel is decent. Not super full, but decent. This beer is very very easy to drink and very sessionable for a 68 ibu beer with 7 percent alcohol.

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Photo of Redrover
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz brown bomber and as always with this brewery, you get a cool & informative label.

Poured into an imperial pint, the beer is a dark mahogany with a dense & clingy tan head.

The beer has a wonderful and appetizing aroma of pine, rye, grapefruit and caramel.

I really enjoyed this one. The hops are very prominent as you would expect from 65 IBUSs, but some sweet malts and that wonderful spicy rye nicely balance them. The brewer does a great job of hiding the 7%. The taste stays solid as it warns and if anything may become a bit sweeter. I would love to see more use of rye in beers.

The mouth is pleasantly oily with nice low carbonation. What an easy drinker, I hope the two brothers add this one to their everyday line-up.

I would love to try this on tap and/or cask. My new favorite from this brewery. Off to the store for more!!

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Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a smooth and creamy crystal malt and rye scent along with a wonderful hop aroma. It's bitter with a bit of rye spiciness. The taste is good. It has a very bitter hop flavor that blends nicely with the crystal and rye malts. It's incredibly smooth and light for a beer at 7%. Rye is the new trend in brewing and I couldn't be happier. It's spicey flavor lends itself well to hoppy beers. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer. It's complex all the way through; a great beer!

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Photo of imagese
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by 6/29/11. Purchased in Chicagoland

A- light ruby with a 2 finger head that fades to a thin layer and laces nicely

S- pine and citrus hops followed by bready malt sweetness

T- toasted rye followed by citrus hops. Pine hops and a roasted caramel finish off

M- medium body with nice carbonation. So smooth. If this wasn't so roasty, the mouth feel would be a little too thick

D- amazing. I forgot how much I really like this beer. Needs to be in SoCal ASAP!!!

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Photo of granite
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into an English pint glass. Thanks Dan

A---It poured a dark copper with a thin head.

S---Burnt sugar, molasses, floral hops and phenols.

T---Starts off very malty with toffee sweetness. Followed by spice from the rye malt contribution and citrus hops. It finished with slightly warming alcohol. I found it to be very delicious.

M---Medium to full bodied with a silky texture.

D---I wish I had access to this on a regular basis because it is amazing.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep dark amber color. Provides a nice 2 finger tan foam head with some spotty lacing.

S: Lots of rye bread, citrus hops, caramel and brown sugar. A little sweet and a little hoppy.

T: Starts of with a lot of rye bread taste. Very similar to Jim Beam Rye. In the middle, the sweet brown sugar and caramel comes through a bit, but there is still plenty of rye. On the back end the citrus and earthy hops provide a nice hoppy undertone.

M: A nice medium bodied beer. Could use a tad less carbonation but that is being nit-picky. Leves a mild hop and gritty taste on the palate.

O: This is one of the better Rye Beers that I have ever tasted. If you enjoy any type of Rye, this is a beer for you.

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Photo of Goliath
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep red, almost brown color with a thin coat of tannish head.

Aroma carries some good hoppy notes, showcasing some citrus and spice. Rye imparts a noticeable aroma.

Taste is good with flavors of rye giving a bready feel, as well as some citrusy hop that makes for a noticeable bitterness.

Mouthfeel is pretty full, good amount of carbonation.

Great beer

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, best by 7/29/08, served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear, deep amber color with a foamy beige head that left good lacing.

S - citrus hop aroma fills the nose.

T - sharp hoppy bitterness upfront with the balance of sweet malt following before the dry and bitter finish.

F - medium bodied with a crisp carbonation feel.

D - very easy to drink, be aware of the abv.

Final Note: this beer is NOT retired, it's a limited-run seasonal and it's delicious!

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Photo of TTAmod
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

7/27/2012 best by date.

12 oz. bottle poured into pint.

A: Deep amber, clear, with a thin white head. Dissipates into a crown of lacing.

S: Gives off moderate rye, deep earthy hops, some pine, caramel...

T: Oh man...this one is good. The pine/earth hops are fairly strong for most of the taste. The spicy and sour rye takes over near the finish. There's a nice toffee malt undertone, as well. No perception of alcohol at all.

M: Slightly heavier than medium and super smooth.

O: My favorite rye beer and a prime example of the style. It has a nice dose of hops, which I like, and a nice dose of rye, which I also like. The mouthfeel is great, as well. Glad to have this beer super-local.

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Photo of Rayek
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I spent the first three years of my life in Warrenville, so this beer seems like the perfect candidate for review number 500. I had this cask conditioned at the brewery and came away very impressed.

A: Hazy copper with very little visible carbonation. A small cream cap is fairly dense and has nice retention. Leaves a very nice lace.

S: A powerful nose of citrus lets you know that this beer will be bitter. The rye is quite pronounced too. It adds a caraway seed like herbal twist to the mix.

T: Quite bitter. I'm not a hop-head, but I found myself liking this nonetheless. Grapefruit, lemon and a touch of pine constitute the bitter flavors. The rye adds a slightly sour earthy bite to the mix. Toasted bread flavors are along for the ride as well. Finishes with a long lasting citrus bitterness.

M: The medium body feels downright silky in the mouth. Very nice.

D: Maybe being in the city of my youth is skewing my numbers, but I must say that this is a really fine beer. I even brought a few bottles of it home with me. Hopefully it will be just as good out of the bottle as this cask conditioned sample was.

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Photo of rhinos00
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A- Amber with an inch of head that dissipated quickly.

S- Nice combination of sweet malt, rye, citrus, and a trace of hops.

T- At first the malt and rye provide a unique sweetness. This is followed by fresh, crisp taste citrus hops.

M- Medium bodied with some carbonation.

D- I could drink this all day. Not overly sweet, and the hop presence is just perfect.

Overall, a very quality beer. Reminds me a lot of the Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Trumpstylz
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beautiful beer...deep mahogany... had it on tap at charlies ale house in wheaton. The roughly 7% alcohol is undetectable, probably because the distinct flavor of the summit hop covers it up. Fairly citrusy and slightly earthy/herbaly... this beer is one to be reckoned with.

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Photo of commis
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Crushedvol! Love getting bottles of stuff I've never heard of!

Beautiful ruby color, crystal clear with vigorous head formation. The head itself is an ivory color. Very pretty beer.

Smells...unexpected. Lots of tropical fruit and a bit of Grapefruit-type citrus. Very subtle maltyness that comes across mostly as grainy/cereal. A touch of fruity yeast. Very nice.

Tastes of the same tropical fruits but the malt kicks in on the palate. The rye is quite present but not overly dominant as with many rye forward beers. Very well balanced. This has the hop-fix of a west coast ipa but really brings in the malt in all the right ways. Superbly balanced and reminiscent of a very well made strong ale.

Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly thick, but the sharpness of the hopping along with the higher carbonation keep it lighter feeling. Just about perfect, really.

This beer is highly drinkable. Goes down easy and is substantial enough without becoming heavy. At 7% this is one that could be consumed all evening. very enjoyable. It encompasses about everything I look for in an easy drinking beverage. Can't stress enough the care taken to create pleasing balance in Cane and Ebel.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clean reddish to deep amber color, with a tan head. In the aroma, hops, rye, and a sweeter malt. In the taste, sweet malt, dry rye, and some piney hops. A hoppy bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry rye and pine hop aftertaste. Nice balance; hops to rye and sweet to dry. Real freakin' good!

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Photo of NeutroMan
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear dark mahogany color with a creamy light tan head. Leaves rings of lacing all the way down.

S: All sorts of things going on here. Sweet malts, rye, honey, blackberry, and brown sugar.

T: More citrusy here - mostly orange, grapefruit, and plum. Lots of rye nicely complements the citrus, pine hoppy part.

M: Medium-bodied and smooth. Moderate carbonation is well-done.

D: Easily my favorite rye beer. One whiff of this stuff had my mouth watering. Nicely balanced and goes down smooth - this is a winner.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber. Pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of solid light khaki head that falls to just under a finger of foam. Clarity is excellent and only a small carbonation bubbles up the sides of the glass. Very nice looking beer. Aroma is very nice. Initially, I get grapefruit and caramel, along with a very nice spicey rye mingling with those sweet smells. I like it. Flavor brings nice candies hop flavor, sweet caramel, spun sugar, backed with a mild rye spiceyness and a moderate bitterness that carries through very well, leaving me wanting more of the beer. Very nice. Mouthfeel is moderate with a moderate carbonation. It works well for the flavors that are present. Overall, I really do enjoy this one. This is probably the best beer from this brewery that I have tried. It drinks like a 5% ABV beer, the flavors are very full, and it's very enjoyable. With this being on tap at all the locals, I'll have a hard time visiting other beers. Good show.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brass Rail Deli on 7/2/09.

A - Lively carbonated, cola-colored body with a reddish tint and one-finger beige head that dispersed into patches of foam, yielding an ornate labyrinth of lacing around the glass.

S - Fresh piney and citrusy hops right up front, which caught me by surprise. I don't recall this having such a pungent nose when I had this via bottle about a year ago. The rye presence is also quite apparent and adds a bit of spiciness into the mix. Sweet burnt sugar notes and sweet caramel malts round out the aroma.

T - Kicks off with a bold hoppy bite right off the bat featuring plenty of piney, sappy notes and a splash of citrus. Caramel and toffee malt sweeten the pot a bit, as does the slight burnt sugar aspect that persists throughout the flavor. Finishes with a mild toasted grainy character in the midst of the moderately aggressive hop character.

M - Medium bodied with a syrupy texture and moderate carbonation. Dry, hoppy finish with a lingering bitterness on the palate.

D - Cane and Ebel is easily my favorite offering from Two Brothers. The aroma of this beer on tap was beautiful. This is one of the best rye beers on the market, in my opinion.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had at The Local Miami. Arrives in a Green Flash goblet.

A- Light see-through brown color with a 3/4 inch light tan head that retains well before shimmying down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of light surface foam. Thick, full cobwebs of lacing.

S- Moderately hoppy aroma with some complimentary alcohol. Somewhat musty.

T- Toasty, light chocolate and also light spiciness from the rye. Restrained bitterness with some alcohol presence. Overall, well-balanced with the hops playing off the rye malt nicely.

M- Semi-viscous and sticky with medium carbonation and a full-ish body.

O- High drinkability and a nice combo of rye and hops. I used light as an adjective frequently in this brew because it displays a good amount of finesse.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (BEST BY 10/13/16) emptied into a pint glass is a coke colored body and cream fluffy head which leaves a spotted lacing.
Citrus, rye, and stone fruit aromas dominate.
Flavors include bread malt and maybe slight smoke.
Feel is full, not heavy, and a clean finish.

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Photo of biggred1
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cherry amber with a fine sudsy head that leaves fine lace behind as it melts. The nose is pure fruity,hoppy goodness with butterscotch spiced malt notes. Tons of fresh hoppiness, spicy caraway seed and caramel malt balance perfectly together to create a really tasty beverage. Smooth,and kind of sticky mouthfeel, mild carbonation makes this beer go down quickly. A top notch beer.

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Photo of albern
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I haven't had many rye beers, but this is by far the best so far. It pours a very thick, somewhat cloudy, tawny brown with a nice thick tan head with lots of lacing. The aroma is a very nice balance between oily hops, maltish sweetness, some florals, some grassy notes too. The taste is a really nice treat. There is a touch of thick molasses, thick grainy breads, some nice sweet malts, very nice estery and fruity hops, some grapefruity acerbicness. This beer hits all the right notes. It is bitter without being bittering, thick without being syrupy, slightly higher on the ABV, without being throaty or alcoholy. The mouthfeel is slight, a tad drying, and the aftertaste is very modest. L'Chaim.

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Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.
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